A Firm Offering Aggressive Legal Advocacy For Auto Accident Victims
Motor vehicle accidents are a common yet devastating fact of life for New Yorkers. But this is not to say that crashes are inevitable. In most cases, they are the result of driver negligence. If you’ve been seriously injured by the poor choices of another motorist, you have the right (and likely the need) to seek full and fair compensation.
The fight for compensation is not an easy one, but Powers Law, P.C., can help level the playing field. Our attorneys have 50 years of combined legal experience and a strong track record of success on behalf of clients. We offer aggressive advocacy and personalized attention throughout the duration of your case.
Common Auto Accident Scenarios And Causes
We are ready to help you seek compensation for nearly any type of motor vehicle accident, including:
Car accidents: These most often result from the negligence of other drivers, including drunk driving, distracted driving, and speeding or aggressive driving.
Truck accidents: 18-wheelers are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. They are significantly larger and heavier than standard passenger cars, and accidents are often catastrophic for those in smaller vehicles. Truck drivers and trucking company negligence are often to blame for accidents, including fatigued/drowsy driving, hours-of-service violations, and unbalanced or improperly secured cargo loads.
Motorcycle crashes: Many other drivers fail to keep a lookout for motorcyclists. Even when drivers do take notice, they often fail to observe safe passing and following distances. Left-turn accidents and rear-end crashes are common.
Pedestrian and bicyclist accidents: Those who get around without a car are often put in unnecessary danger by drivers. Our firm fights for pedestrians and bicyclists who were seriously injured due to drivers who were distracted, aggressive, impaired or otherwise negligent.
What Injuries Result From Motor Vehicle Accidents?
There are countless ways to be injured in an auto accident and no two crashes are identical. Some of the most common and serious injuries include:
- Broken bones, cuts and bruises
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
- Road rash
- Crushing injuries to limbs and other body parts
Any type of vehicle accident can result in catastrophic injuries or death. In such cases, it is especially important to work with an experienced and aggressive attorney to seek maximum compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Smart Steps To Take After A Crash
The scene of an accident is often chaotic and it can be difficult to think clearly. Knowing what to do ahead of time can help you protect yourself and preserve your legal options. After a motor vehicle accident, consider doing the following:
- Get everyone out of the roadway and to a safe place, if possible
- Check both drivers and all passengers for injuries and call 911, if needed
- If an ambulance isn’t immediately needed, call the police and request that an officer visit the scene and create an accident report
- While waiting for help, take pictures of the accident scene, swap contact and insurance information with the other driver and get the names and contact information of any witnesses
- Avoid discussing fault or accepting any blame – anything you say now could potentially compromise your case
- After leaving the accident scene, seek medical attention (even if you aren’t sure you need it)
Once you’ve taken these steps, your next move should be to contact our office and discuss your legal options with one of our attorneys.
Getting Started Is Easy And Free – Contact Our Firm Today
At Powers Law, P.C., we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis – you pay no legal fees unless we help you recover money. We also offer free initial consultations so that you can explore your legal options without risk or obligation.
Based in West Islip, our firm serves clients across Suffolk and Nassau counties as well as New York City’s five boroughs. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 631-215-3442 or submit an online contact form.